Social psychologist and Harvard professor Dan Gilbert to speak at Spring Convocation

World-renowned social psychologist Dan Gilbert will speak at Elon University’s Spring Convocation on March 30 in Alumni Gym.

Dan Gilbert

Gilbert is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. In 2007 he published his book Stumbling on Happiness, which made it to the New York Times bestsellers list and has since been translated into more than 35 different languages.

Gilbert is also well known for his TED Talks on the science of happiness. His first TED Talk, The Surprising Science of Happiness, has been viewed more than 13 million times and remains one of the 25 most popular TED Talks of all time.

Vice President for University Communications Dan Anderson said that Gilbert fits Elon’s commitment to bringing challenging speakers to campus.

“He’s a great example of Elon’s priority of bringing world leaders and scholars to campus, giving students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn and interact with people who have challenging and inspiring ideas,” said Anderson.

Admission for the event is $13 or free with an Elon ID. Tickets will be available beginning March 9.



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